By Kristi Hall
As the founder of a local women’s organization, I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with more than 6,000 local business women over the past four years. When I founded Conscious Connections, I had the burning desire to surround myself with accomplished, heart-based women who were striving to live and work with purpose, meaning and profit. I wanted to soak in their wisdom, share my own, and playfully explore, learn and create cool stuff in the world together.
My experience and success in corporate community and public relations, nonprofit marketing and fundraising, and management consulting, coupled with my personal grappling with depression, spirituality, finding my voice, channeling my inner rebel, and more, uniquely positioned me as leader for women’s empowerment and success. I wanted a place for women like me – what my branding strategists at Root + River have coined “awake achievers” — to come together to be an influence for good in the world.
I started out very simply and practically. I had developed a strong network of wise women leaders throughout my career, and I wanted to showcase women who were leading with love and consciousness. At the time, I had a LinkedIn network of about a thousand people, maybe half women, and I decided to hold a luncheon to showcase one of my favorite local leaders. I know how to plan a great party (I organized my first community picnic at the age of 11), and although I had forgotten about my love and talent for writing, I could craft an enticing invitation. So I sent an email to my network, and 72 women showed up at our first event.
Since then, I have experimented with many ways to help women live wholeheartedly and build meaningful and successful businesses and careers. In more than 100 special events, workshops, retreats and masterminds, we have delved into breaking the “good girl syndrome,” learned how to unearth and share our stories from the stage, explored feminine leadership and presence, and more. We have been a place to focus on and develop the inner self so we can powerfully express ourselves in the world to be instruments for positive change. We have helped business women find their personal sweet spot where purpose, talent, service and profit intersect.
In my daily conversations with women, as they share their inspiring and powerful stories of both struggle and victory, I never cease to be amazed. And, I have noticed that they often do not either see or embrace their brilliance and strength. Truth be told, I am first on the list, so I understand this issue deeply.
Now that I see this phenomenon so clearly, I want to do something about it. I will be leveraging my passion and talent and connections to help women powerfully tell their stories, share their messages, and garner the visibility they deserve.
If you are a woman who wants to take your life and business to the next level, I invite you to connect with me personally at email@example.com. You are here to create magic in the world, and I am here to help you.
Kristi Hall is an author, speaker and the creator of Conscious Connections, a community for more than 6,000 purpose-based business women. Kristi created CC out of her love for marrying business, consciousness and the beauty of playfulness in life. Her work emanates from a deep place of belief in human potential, self-awareness, love, accountability and vulnerability. Learn more at www.consciousconnectionsglobal.com.